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The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.


Mike Pence tries to allay European Union's fears  

US Vice-President says the US remains committed to the EU, Iraqi Army enters hard phase of Mosul offensive, how the Czech government tries to eradicate "fake news", non-League Sutton United prepares for match against the mighty Arsenal

Famine declared in South Sudan  

Malaysia and North Korea row over King Jong-nam killing, Iraq resumes advance on Mosul, US scientists protest against Trump climate change denial, Angelina Jolie on Cambodia and Brad Pitt

Iraqi army launch huge offensive on Mosul  

Our reporter is embedded with the army as it attempts to recapture western Mosul, The White House clarifies remarks by President Trump about Sweden, Hitler's personal phone is bought by an anonymous bidder

President Trump back on the campaign trail in Florida  

President Trump holds rally in Orlando - keeping his promise to speak directly to voters, China says it's suspending all coal imports from North Korea, in a move that could severely damage the North Korean economy, Why do critics only focus on the savagery and pillage when assessing Genghis Khan ?

Controversial choice to lead US Environmental Protection Agency  

The US Senate has approved Scott Pruitt to head the Environment Protection Agency, Is the world vulnerable to a deadly new pandemic? Bill Gates certainly thinks so, Marriage for a couple who met over a rubbish bin more than forty years ago.

Pakistan crackdown after shrine attack  

Hundreds of migrants storm Ceuta fence, German parents told to destroy 'spy' dolls, Is Zealandia the eighth continent?

Trump rejects claims his administration is in chaos  

The newly-reformed Red Army choir, Scientists set to take first picture of a black hole, Mick Jagger's forgotten autobiography

Tillerson in guarded approach to Russia  

More arrests over death of Kim's Jong-un's half-brother, Thai police raid temple in hunt for monk, Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

Trump signals major shift in Israel/ Palestine policy.  

President Trump says US no longer committed to a two-state solution, Pyongyang seeks return of body thought to be of North Korean dictator's half-brother, Historic mobile phone set for return

Woman held over Kim Jong-nam death  

Trump hits back at Russia contact claims, Superbugs in space, Workday boozing ban at Lloyd's of London

Mysterious death of North Korean President's half-brother.  

Half-brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, believed to have been poisoned, President Trump asked his national security adviser to resign because of a breakdown in trust, And what's been causing a spate of car crashes on Iceland's roads?

North Korean leader's half-brother 'killed'  

Trump adviser quits over Russia contacts, Toshiba chairman steps down over nuclear loss, Disney drops YouTube star PewDiePie over anti-Semitism

President Trump to 'tweak' trade with Canada  

President Trump meets the Canadian Prime Minister for the first time in the White House; UN condemns North Korea's latest missile launch; banned chemicals found in the Pacific; Valentine's Day banned in Islamabad

New Report Details Devastation of Aleppo  

Hamas hardliner elected as Gaza leader, US dam risk prompts evacuation in California, Egypt's '500kg' woman undergoes treatment in India

Anti-Trump protests in Mexico  

Demonstrations take place in dozens of Mexican cities against President Trump's immigration policies and his plans for the country to pay for a border wall; huge anti-government protests in Romania; Are attitudes to women changing in Saudi Arabia? And the British film awards in London

At least five killed in violent clashes in Baghdad.  

Fatal clashes in Iraq between police and supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, Huge prayer meeting in Indonesia encourages Muslims not to vote for Jakarta's Christian mayor, Tearful homecoming for Chinese man trapped in India for five decades.

US and Japan plan future ties  

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe holds talks with Donald Trump; 700+ Brazilian police officers charged with revolt for going on strike; opera star Nicolai Gedda dies

Trump backs 'one China' in call with Xi  

The UN believes Houthi rebels in Yemen may have used civilians as human shields, Police thwart 'imminent' France attack, Race to save stranded whales on New Zealand beach

Trump signs executive orders aimed at crime  

Chaos at Zuma's State of the Nation address, Twitter's shares fall ten percent, Ghana's missing cars

Reprieve for Dadaab refugee camp.  

Kenyan high court rules that the government cannot close the huge Dadaab refugee camp, New US intelligence chief in Turkey on first foreign trip, How far should the authorities go to protect endangered species?

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